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Radiography in Veterinary Technology

Handbook / Manual

By: Lisa M Lavin


Hardback | Aug 2006 | Edition: 4 | #197372 | ISBN: 1416031898
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About this book

Written by a veterinary technician for veterinary technicians, students, and veterinary practice application, this text is a complete and practical guide to producing consistently superior radiographic images. It covers the physics of radiography, the origin of film artifacts, and positioning and restraint of small, large, avian, and exotic animals. Its concise, step-by-step approach discusses everything from patient preparation, handling, and positioning to technical evaluation of the finished product.


Part One Radiographic Theory and Equipment
1. X-ray production
2. Anatomy of the x-ray machine
3. Radiation safety
4. Exposure factors
5. Radiographic quality
6. Image receptors
7. Film processing
8. Radiographic technique evaluation
9. Developing a technique chart
10. Quality assurance/quality control
11. Technical artifacts and errors: case studies

Part Two Radiographic Positioning
12. General principles of positioning
13. Small animal forelimb
14. Small animal pelvis and hind limb
15. Small animal skull
16. Small animal spine
17. Small animal soft tissue
18. Special procedures
19. Large animal radiography
20. Avian and exotic radiography
21. Alternative imaging technologies
22. Digital veterinary radiography

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